Security Council votes to end 20-year peacekeeping mission
NEW YORK | The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to end the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti in mid-October after more than 20 years, sending a strong signal that the international community believes the impoverished Caribbean nation is stabilizing after successful elections.
But the peacekeepers will also leave under a cloud. U.N. troops from Nepal are widely blamed for introducing cholera that has killed at least 9,500 people in Haiti since 2010. And some troops also have been implicated in sexual abuse, including of hungry young children.
The United States has launched a review of all 16 peacekeeping missions to assess costs and effectiveness, and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told the Security Council that Haiti is “a success story when it comes to drawing down a peacekeeping mission.”